Jesse Leroy Smith
Artist Jesse Leroy Smith heads up our Mentoring Programmes. Jesse has been pivotal in the development of our long courses and still tutors several sessions for the Defining Practice and Studio Practice. He also teaches two of our online courses, Modern Portrait and Inspired by Leonardo is one of the tutors in our Online Life Drawing Classes.
Jesse Leroy Smith completed a postgraduate diploma in painting at the Royal Academy Schools in 1992. He exhibits internationally and travels widely for art residencies and research (most recently in Berlin and Crete).
He has curated notorious art projects in public sites and abandoned buildings that bring together diverse artists, performers and communities to reimagine these venues and their future use. Most recently ‘Unstable Monuments’ In Bristol and ‘Rapture' in Brighton have promoted a wealth of emerging talent alongside artists with international reputations.